University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Research Fellow- Life Science

Research Fellow- Life Sciences

Ref. 50067740

Salary £45,791 to £50,855 per annum (Incl. LWA) pro rata

Department/School Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location Central London

This post is full time, 35 days per week and is fixed term until November 2025.

We are looking to recruit a Research Fellow to join the Research Centre for Optimal Health in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Westminster to work on a research project funded by a life science Company.

Our ongoing research project focuses on the development and application of novel image processing techniques (segmentation, registration, statistical shape modelling) to extensive collections of MRI data to create novel biomarkers.

The work will involve developing algorithms to investigate health using these biomarkers. In this role you will be responsible for applying quantitative biomarkers from the imaging and healthcare datasets, supporting our research and development effort, and contributing to scientific publications and the success of our projects.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated and have an advanced degree in computer science, electrical or biomedical engineering, physics, statistics, or related fields. Previous experience with research focusing on biomedical signal processing, medical image computing, and machine learning is advantageous but not required. Previous experience with magnetic resonance imaging is also preferred. The ideal candidate should have experience in computational and statistical programming languages. Experience with developing image-processing tools using the ITK/VTK environment or similar open-source software is a plus. Experience with distributed computing environments and cloud-based systems is also a plus.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below.

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 30 November 2023

Interviews are likely to be held on: w/c 04 December 2023

Administrative contact (for queries only):[email protected]


Job details


Research Fellow- Life Science


University of Westminster


United Kingdom


November 17, 2023

Application deadline

November 30, 2023

Job type



Biology,Computer Science,Engineering,Physics,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institute. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Britain. The university received a Royal character and was named University of Westminster in 1992. The current Chancellor is Lady Frances Sorrell and Vice-chancellor Dr Peter Bonfield OBE. Its main campus is located in Regent Street in Central London. It has three other campuses located in Fitzrovia, Harrow and Marylebone. It is a member of various associations like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, EFMD, Universities UK and European University Association. The University of Westminster is divided into three colleges, twelve schools and 65 departments & research centres. The university has 180 UG courses, 231 PG courses and 99 professional & short courses, which include full-time, part-time & open/distance learning courses. The university received £22 million from grants, contracts and research grants.

Departments: There are three major streams with over 65 different departments. The major departments in the University of Westminster are:

Science: College of Design, School of Computer Science, Creative and Digital Industries, School of Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering.

Arts: Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law School, Westminster School of Arts & Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Commerce: Applied Management, Management and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Organisations, Economy & Society.

Some of the famous alumni of the university include Sir Thomas Bennett (architecture), Fougasse (editor) and John Ryan (animator), famous authors like Mary Jo Bang and David Gascoyne, businessmen like Sinclair Beecham, Julian Metcalfe and Robert Bellinger, famous entertainers like Charlie Brooker, Asif Kaoadia and Tej Lalvani. Some famous faculty members of the university include Sir George Cayley, father of aeronautical engineering, Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer and inventor of steam turbine and Tom Ang, BBC presenter. Chantal Mouffe (political theorist), Ezra Pound (prominent modernist figure in poetry) and Jean Seaton (professor of media history and historian of the BBC).

The university hostels have 1750 rooms with six halls of residence. The university also helps students to find private residences if they are unable to find a residence in hostels. The university's transport connects all residences to the university. There are various scholarships available for the students, although the University of Westminster does not provide these scholarships. Some of the major scholarships are Brittan Scholarship, Brian Large Bursary Fund, and Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship.

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